National Harm Reduction Coalition creates spaces for dialogue and action that help heal the harms caused by racialized drug policies.
“At times, each of us may struggle to find the answer, or each other, or just enough strength to continue through our day. But collectively, we will make a difference in the harm reduction movement. Collectively, we will dismantle systemic injustices, institutional racism, and the war on drugs. Collectively, we will stop the unnecessary death of hundreds of thousands of people who use drugs. That is my commitment to and hope for NHRC and our society.”
Anthony Daryl Salandy, Ph.D., MSc. (he/him)
Interim Executive Director
We Work for the Harm Reduction Movement.
National Harm Reduction Coalition builds evidence-based
strategies with and for people who use drugs.
We’re fueled by a commitment to bring these solutions to scale. Here’s what that looks like:
Build the harm
End the overdose
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End the Overdose Crisis
We have the tools to prevent fatal overdose deaths. National Harm Reduction Coalition ensures more communities have access to these tools.
Nearly 70,000 people died from drug overdose last year. The work of the Harm Reduction movement is a matter of life and death.
“This is about people who use drugs saving each other. If your community is wondering what you can do to reduce overdose, get naloxone into the hands of people who use drugs.”
Kristen Marshall (she/her)
Expand Syringe Access
When people who inject drugs lack access to safe supplies, they can be exposed to unnecessary risk of contracting infectious diseases like HIV and hepatitis C.
Syringe access programs reduce this risk by as much as 50%. And they offer a place to connect with other resources like housing, health care, and drug treatment.
We’re launching a national syringe access campaign to mobilize communities to ensure syringe access in all 50 states.
Building Programs, Building
Power – Together
We build stronger harm reduction programs through training, technical assistance, and grant-making.
It takes millions of people working together to create cultural change. We deliver thousands of hours of training each year to help hundreds of organizations learn and implement harm reduction practices.
We build power with local leaders to create supportive environments for harm reduction to thrive in their communities.
Join Us in San Juan, PR from October 13-16, 2022!
The National Harm Reduction Conference is biennial and is the largest harm reduction conference in the world. For four days, some of the most creative minds from the U.S. and abroad come together to address a myriad of complex issues facing the harm reduction movement.
Witness Our Work in Action
Harm Reduction is an active force for change. Check out a few of our initiatives that are creating space for dialogue and action.
Meet the Harm Reduction Community
The power of our community is greater than the sum of our parts. Our creativity, power, knowledge, and lived experience is vast. And we hold a shared vision of a world rallying together and healing itself from harm.
Get to know the people of the harm reduction movement.